Detroit Mercy Campus Connection

April 4, 2017

Detroit Mercy at American College Personnel Association Annual Session

Dental Panel
Daniels and Chang represented University of Detroit Mercy along with higher education colleagues from other institutions presenting the session titled, "International Students & Academic/Behavioral Misconduct: Questions, Issues, and Strategies."

School of Dentistry Assistant Dean for Student Services & Enrollment Management Juliette Daniels and Assistant Professor of Biology Steven Chang presented at the American College Personnel Association Annual Session in Columbus, Ohio.

Join Resolution Reboot today

University Recreation's second annual Resolution Reboot program, currently running through April 19, continues with new exercises. Each week, 15 activities will be posted on social media to complete; each activity earns points. The student and faculty with the highest scores will each win a pair of Bluedio Bluetooth Headphones. Winners will be announced at De-Stress Fest on Thursday, April 20. #URecReboot

Live6 Sound: The Chessmate community concert

The Live6 Alliance and Detroit Sound Conservancy invites the Detroit Mercy community to celebrate the legacy of the former Chess Mate Cafe/The Chessmate (now University Coin Laundry) with storytelling, community listening and live performances for three consecutive evenings, April 6-8, at Detroit Sip, 7420 West McNichols Road in Detroit. The Chessmate, at the intersection of Livernois and McNichols Road, has a history of late-night concerts, cutting-edge acts and legendary troubadours. See the event page for dates, times and to RSVP.

Architecture Lecture Series: Elizabeth Whittaker

As part of its 2016-17 Lecture Series, Detroit Mercy School of Architecture (SOA) welcomes Elizabeth Whittaker of Merge Architects (Boston, Mass.) on Wednesday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. in the Warren Loranger Architecture Building's Genevieve Fisk Loranger Architecture Center. This event is free and open to the public.

Jane Schaberg Commemorative Panel, April 5

All are welcome to attend the panel "Tell the Truth as You See It," celebrating the legacy of internationally recognized feminist biblical scholar Dr. Jane D. Schaberg, on Wednesday, April 5 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. in the Student Center Presidents' Dining Room. Panelists Dr. Jennifer Knust, Dr. Gloria Albrecht, Dr. Barbara Cushing, and Ms. Jamie Dylenski will discuss Dr. Schaberg's significant impact and legacy as a scholar, teacher, and social justice activist. The panel will be followed by audience discussion.

Refreshments will be served. An RSVP is appreciated but not required. For more information or to RSVP contact Rosemary Weatherston, Director, WGS at or 313-993-1083.

Cushing Distinguished Lecture in Religious Studies, April 6

The Department of Religious Studies presents the tenth annual Cushing Distinguished Lecture in Religious Studies on Thursday, April 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 in the Student Center Fountain Lounge. This event is free and open to the public. Keynote speaker and Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Boston University Jennifer Wright Knust will present, "Dismissing Her Quietly: Shame and the Persistent Precarity of Mary." For more information, contact Professor of Religious Studies James Tubbs at or 313-578-0355.

CLASA talk: Volunteering in a Guatemalan migrant shelter

CLASA guest speaker Joan Smith will report on her nine months of volunteer service at Casa del Migrante in Guatemala, a house for migrants run by the Scalabrini order, on Friday, April 7 at 10 a.m. in Room 5 of the Jane & Walter O. Briggs Building. The event is free and open to the public. See the event flyer for more information.

Movie Screening – Al-helm: MLK in Palestine

The History Department will host a screening and discussion of Al-Helm: MLK in Palestine on Wednesday, April 12 from 7 to 10 p.m. in Room 113 of the Ford Life Sciences Building. See the event flyer for more information.

Spring Forward Block Party, April 22

Join the Live6 Alliance and celebrate community and a re-imagined streetscape on McNichols Road with the Spring Forward Block Party from 2 to 8 p.m. on McNichols Road between San Juan and Prairie. Bring your bike to try out the temporary bike lanes! Volunteers are needed April 20-22 to help build the installation; see the event flyer for registration link and more information.

April Cascade web training

Cascade training sessions continue through the month of April, every Thursday beginning April 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. Room 9 of the Commerce & Finance Building. To ensure everyone has a computer to use, please RSVP using the sign-up links. Please sign up for introductory/non-technical sessions here.

Thumbs Up!

Professors of Chemistry & Biochemistry Mark Benvenuto and Elizabeth Roberts-Kirchhoff hosted the symposium, "Environmental Chemistry: Undergraduate & Graduate Classroom, Laboratory & Local Community Learning Experiences," at the 253rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco, Calif., April 2-6. The Chemistry Club also received the Outstanding Award given by the American Chemical Society, one of only 46 chemistry clubs in the United States to win such recognition.

Professor of History Roy E. Finkenbine was a guest speaker on the 910 AM "Cliff Russell Show," discussing the April 4 talk by Ta-Nehisi Coates and broader issues of race in the United States, March 28. Finkenbine also presented the paper, "Finding Freedom among the Ottawa: Fugitive Slaves in the Maumee Valley from the Treaty of Greenville to Indian Removal," at the annual meeting of the Ohio Academy of History in Columbus, Ohio, April 1.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Justin Kelly, S.J., hosted a College of Liberal Arts & Education faculty colloquium, March 31, titled, "Alternative Visions: the Role of Imagination in Religion and Love," Kelly discussed how the creative imagination influenced the formation of the resurrection narratives of the New Testament.

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